8D/ 7N Sumatra Overland
DAY 1 ARRIVAL MEDAN – TANGKAHAN ELEPHANT SAFARI ( Lunch,Dinner )
Arrive Medan then We will fetch you from the airport. In the morning there is a city tour of Medan taking in the remaining original Dutch, English, Chinese and Malay architecture. Afterwards drive to drive to Tangkahan via Binjai and Tanjung Pura, on the way visit several villages where you can see the daily activities of local people, arrival at Tangkahan (A Part of Leuser National Park) check In to Mega Inn. Afterwards walking to the Bank of the River and then by riding the elephant explore the river and the Jungle and the possibility to see several kind of flora and fauna in the rain tropical forest, the Elephan riding will take about one hour, after Elephan Riding tracking to Waterfall where you will walk inside the jungle to see a nature and wonderfull waterfall, explore the river where the possibility to see thousand of butterfly on the beach of the river and contact with local peoples and the possibility to see the Elephant washing at the river.
Over nite at Mega Inn
DAY 2 TANGKAHAN – BUKIT LAWANG (Breakfast,Lunc,Dinner)
After B’fast drive to Bukit Lawang by motor bike / Jeep ( it takes 2,5 hours ), on the way stop at several plantation for rubber, cocoa and palm oil, arrival at Bukit Lawang , the Orang Utan rehabilitation centre located in Gunung Leuser National park. This is one of the largest national park in the world containing over 800,000 ha of virgin rainforest. In this impressive nature reserve you can see the orang utans feeding in their natural environment. This involves a 45 minutes walk through the jungle to reach the feeding grounds of the orang utan. The sportive hiker can take exciting jungle trips here. However walkers must be fit and have suitable, large profile shoes. Overnight stay in a hotel on the banks of the beautiful Bohorok rivier. Lunch will be served En route. Dinner will be serve at the local Restaurant.We will arrive at the Hotel at 06.00 Pm.
Over nite at Eco Lodge Hotel
DAY 3 BUKIT LAWANG – RAFTING (Breakfast,Lunc,Dinner)
After B’fast , We will take you to Mariki, starting point of your Wampu river rafting experience. This Wampu river rafting trip is a fascinating adventure with many grade 2 rapids.You will make the rafting with local guides. The trip takes about 4 hours down the Wampu river. You will enjoy the beautiful nature, sailing on a wide jungle river in the midst of unspoiled impressive huge rainforest. All around you can see and hear the tropical wildlife. Half way we will make a stop at a waterfall where you can take a fresh shower and lunch in the open air. Lunch is included. After lunch you will continue the rafting for about 2 hours until the bridge of the Bohorok river. After arrive in Bohorok we will transfer you to your hotel. We will arrive at the Hotel at 5.30 Pm. Lunch will be served En route. Dinner will be serve at the local Restaurant.
Overnite at Eco Lodge Hotel
DAY 4 BUKIT LAWANG – BERASTAGI (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
After B’fast , we will drive Brastagi . You will make a trip along a fascinating route to the mountain village of Brastagi in the Karo Highlands. Here you can view two active volcanoes, the Sibayak and the Sinabung. Visit to local fruit market and Take a bath at Spring Hot Water before check-in hotel Berastagi . We will check in to the hotel at 18.00 hrs . Lunch will be served En route. Dinner will be serve at the local Restaurant.Overnight stay in Brastagi. Accomodation at Grand Mutiara Hotel.
DAY 5 Brastagi – Samosir on lake Toba (Breakfast,Lunch,dinner)
Beautiful route through the Karo highlands via pineapple, clove and ginger plantations. Stops during the trip at the tribal kings’ house of the Simalungun Batak in Pematang Purba and at the Sipiso Piso water falls with very amazing panorama. In the afternoon we arrive in Prapat from where we cross Lake Toba to the island of Samosir by fery. The car goes with us. Overnight stay on Samosir island, your hotel is situated right at the lake side. Lunch will be served En route. Dinner will be serve at the local Restaurant
Accomodation at Silintong Hotel
DAY 6 SAMOSIR ISLAND – SIPIROK / PADAND SIDEMPUAN (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
In the early morning after b’fast you will cross the lake to Prapat from where you leave for Padang Sidempuan. Along the southern shores of lake Toba with its lovely ricefields and huge Batak kings’ graves you travel through the Toba highlands. During the trip you will pass hot sulphur springs at Sipoholon and Lumban Binanga; a typical Toba Batak village, pineapple farm, market place in Balige. From Tarutung, the center of the Protestant Batak church, you continue driving until Padang Sidempuan, with view of marching mountains “Bukit Barisan” a city in the middle of Mandailing land. Overnight stay in hotel Natama in Padang Sidempuan. Lunch will be served En route. Dinner will be serve at the local Restaurant.
Accomodation at Natama Hotel
DAY 7 SIPIROK / PADANG SIDEMPUAN – BUKITTINGGI (Breakfast,Lunch,dinner)
The journey today is rather long but worthwhile to exhibits the inner part of Sumatra. The scenery of mountains, rivers, valleys and traditional villages will relieve you from weariness. Stop to see Sijornih waterfall, Sihepeng botanical garden, moslem school, gold seeker if activity available, Panti and Bonjol where a monument marking the equator. City sightseeing visit to the clock tower “Jam Gadang” which overlooks the colourful market Pasar Atas, Dutch fort called De Kock, Sianok valley and Pandai Sikat, a village famous with its hand weaving and wood carving. Travel further to Silindung Bulan palace, a site of ancient Minangkabau Kingdom where women ruled in matrilineal society Lunch will be served En route. Dinner will be serve at the local Restaurant.We will c/I at the hotel arround 08.00 pm.
Accomodation at Royal Denai Hotel
DAY 8 BUKITTINGGI – PADANG AIRPORT (Breakfast)
Departure to town of Padang passing by the greenery of Anai park and waterfall. Upon arrival direct transfer to airport for your onward flight. End of services.
Private ac-car, room base on twin share basis, daily breakfast & Lunch,dinner, professional English Speaking Tour Guide and all entrance/ admission fees to visit the sites as indicated on the program.
Flight ticket, departure airport tax, tipping.
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Price per person
Validity Period: 04 February 2011 to 15 December 2012
Minimum booking: 2 person